The Dad worked on some things yesterday and didn't quit until late, so when it was time to figure out dinner, I may have been a tiny bit irritated that it was suggested that I cook, rather than get some sort of take-out. The Dad took the kids outside to play and I threw tools and electrical supplies and garbage around. Not across the room at walls or anything, just flinging and chucking things into piles to get them out of my way. And I may or may not have slammed a few pans around on the stove.
Amazingly, my wtf-am-I-gonna-make-at-6:30 tantrum, turned out to be a really good breakfast for dinner. Cooking while your mad doesn't always come out that way.
Anyway, instead of giving a complete update of what got done, and attempting to walk you through a bunch of photos that all look the same, I'll just give you the overview.
These pictures show how we fixed the floor joists.
We sistered in new boards and attached them with lag bolts.
The plywood is officially screwed down over all the repairs to replace the rotted out subfloor.
All the new electrical isn't finished being run yet, but all the boxes are in.
We ended up going back to Home Depot for the adjustable boxes, after spending waaaaay too much time trying to figure out what our finished depth would be with just sheetrock in some places, sheetrock and tile in others, sheetrock and the backs of cabinets in the rest.
In the long run, it will be totally worth the extra dollar it cost for each box.
Gad, what a headache.
All the upper single boxes are so we can hardwire the under-cabinet lighting.
The fridge, dishwasher and microwave all needed new electrical so they could be on their own circuit.
All the new lighting, switches, and plugs will hopefully be wired in this week.
This is what Phase 8 looks like around the house.
Yes, I realize yuk is spelled yuck.
The construction dust will not be gone soon enough.
I actually dusted everything after taking these pictures, but I'm not sure why I bother.
Back to that breakfast for dinner.......I made pancakes with tons of cinnamon and nutmeg, and a giant pile of shredded zucchini. So good. I also sauteed up some onions and garlic, threw in diced potatoes and cooked everyone with a lid on till the taters were tender. Then I threw in a pound of chopped breakfast sausage links and cooked it all until everyone was nice and brown. I pulled some out to another pan at this point for me, then dumped in some whipped up eggs with milk, and cooked them till they were done. Then, cheese. Lots and lots of cheddar cheese. I put Swiss cheese on the non-egg taters. Yummy, yummy, yummy. Super easy dinner, or breakfast, even when you're throwing a fit about cooking.
Looks sorta like camping, eh?
I wish Phase Reveal would hurry up and get here.
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